Falling gas prices give Democrats a sense of optimism for November

The Hill

A motorist pumps gasoline at United Oil gas station in Los Angeles Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Weeks of falling gas prices are dulling what had previously been a sharp Republican weapon, giving Democrats another glimmer of hope ahead of the midterm elections. 

Months ago, sky-high gas prices were a major reason why Democrats’ prospects looked bleak.

But as candidates hit the homestretch ahead of the Nov. 8 midterms, the lower gas prices are giving reasons for Democrats to think they can be more competitive.

“It takes a lot of the effectiveness out of a cudgel when people aren’t seeing and feeling it as much,” Democratic strategist Eddie Vale said of gas prices.

Publish : 2022-09-12 09:50:00

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